“A solid contribution to our knowledge of Ulster speech that enhances our understanding of the role that social networks play in language variation.” – Guy Bailey, University of Memphis
“Kingsmore’s study makes a substantial contribution. Her success with the family model should encourage its broader application; her valuable critique of former research will engender, one hopes, a new round of research free from the weaknesses she discovers; her hypothesizing on factors of change is stimulating, especially her challenge to traditional notions of gendered variation.” – Thomas E. Nunnally, Auburn University
About the Author
Rona K. Kingsmore is Adjunct Professor at Columbia International University.